Equine Health Update EHU Vol 20 Issue 01 - Page 30

sorted Standard US Postage Paid Permit 51 Lexington KY F U N D E D B Y U N D E R W R I T E R S AT L LOY D ' S , LO N D O N JANUARY 2018 Volume 27, Number 1 C O M M E N TA RY IN THIS ISSUE Commentary International Third Quarter 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Role of Footings . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 National Neurological Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Equine Microchips . . . . . . . . . . 4 Kentucky Reducing Horseracing Fatalities . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Department of Veterinary Science 30 T he more things change, the more they remain the same.” The epigram was written by Alphonse Karr during his tenure as editor of the French satirical magazine Le Figaro during the middle years of the nineteenth century. The intended meaning has been the subject of debate over the years, but placed in the context of international equine health reporting, Karr’s musing on change and permanence is a perfect fit for the Equine Disease Quarterly (EDQ). The EDQ was established in October 1992 as a collaboration between the University of Kentucky’s Department of Veterinary Science, insurance gi- ant Lloyd’s of London, and local Lloyd’s agents. Its purpose, according to the EDQ’s first Com- mentary, was to provide accurate information on equine diseases at three levels: in Kentucky, in the United States, and internationally. Twenty-five years and 100 issues later, despite ground-breaking changes in technology, a global recession, and the emergence of new diseases and